Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer
Vinod Kumar is Managing Director of Tata Communications Limited and CEO of the Tata Communications Limited group. Mr. Kumar joined Tata Communications in April 2004, just when the Company was starting to grow internationally. He was closely associated with the acquisitions of TGN and Teleglobe and assumed responsibility as Managing Director of the Company's international operations. Subsequently, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, whilst managing the Global Data Business Unit as well as the Engineering and Operations functions. Mr Kumar was also appointed as a non-executive director on the Board of Tata Communications Limited in February 2007. In February 2011, Mr. Kumar was appointed as the Managing Director of Tata Communications Limited and as Tata Communications Limited Group CEO. Mr. Kumar has been at the forefront of Tata Communications' shift away from traditional network services towards managed services and, recently, cloud computing. With over 20 years of experience in the global telecom industry, Mr. Kumar has an impressive track record in developing business strategies and creating fast growth organizations across the world. Prior to Tata Communications, he was Senior Vice President of Asia Netcom, responsible for generating top-line growth including strategy formulation, product marketing and sales. He was actively involved in the financial restructuring and eventual asset sale of Asia Global Crossing to China Netcom, resulting in the formation of Asia Netcom. In 1999, Mr. Kumar joined WorldCom Japan as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this, he held various senior positions in Global One in the United States and Asia where he has had major responsibilities in market management, sales, marketing, product management, multinational account management and operations. Mr. Kumar is a Member on the Board of Economic Development Board (EDB), the lead government agency responsible for planning and executing strategies to enhance Singapore's position as a global business centre and grow the Singapore economy. Mr. Kumar is also a Member on the Governing Council of Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI) in Singapore, a premier institution for raising human capital management capabilities in Asia. Mr. Kumar was born in 1965 and graduated with honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India.
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